03 ASUS Transformer Pad 300 shows up via Amazon, arrives April 22nd

If you had your eyes set on ASUS' Transformer Prime but find the price point to be a wee bit too hefty, you might wish to pounce on the slightly lower spec'd Transformer TF300 which is supposedly becoming available from as early as April 22nd according to a fresh pre-order listing appearing over at Amazon.

If you had your eyes set on ASUS' Transformer Prime but find the price point to be a wee bit too hefty, you might wish to pounce on the slightly lower spec'd Transformer TF300 which is supposedly becoming available from as early as April 22nd according to a fresh pre-order listing appearing over at Amazon.

03 ASUS Transformer Pad 300 shows up via Amazon, arrives April 22nd

Priced at US $499.99  the Transformer TF300 is said to sport much of the good stuff associated with the Transformer Prime such as NVIDIA's Tegra 3 processor, 10.1-inch 1280×800 display, 32GB storage and 1GB of RAM. However, the unit runs a lower clocked CPU at 1.2GHz (versus 1.3GHz on the Prime) and is a bit chunkier at 0.39" thick and 1.4 lbs in weight, compared to the Prime's 0.33" thickness and 1.29 lbs in weight. There'a also no sign of a keyboard dock for the Pad 300 as yet, but it'll inevitably show up before too long and most probably carry a similar asking price to that of the Transformer Prime's at US $140 odd.

The other feature not mentioned on the Amazon listing which the Transformer Prime has is Bluetooth support. At the pre-order price of $499.99 while cheaper than the Transformer Prime, it's certainly not by a very large margin. Then again, it's not Amazon itself who published the pre-order listing but a Marketplace vendor called "Spicy Bomb", so it is entirely possible the price is above and beyond the norm to be expected far and wide post official release. In fact, we've heard whispers of ASUS' RRP on the upcoming model being just $399.99, but that's yet to be set in stone.

Source: PocketNow